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Tuesday 20 April 1954

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on April 20, 1954). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dagmar Seidel and Mieke Vogels. In UK I See The Moon by The Stargazers was in the top 5 hits. Arrow in the Dust, directed by Lesley Selander, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while The High And The Mighty by Ernest K. Gann was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Lone Wolf.
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What the sky looked like on 20 April 1954

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Arrow in the Dust

Directed by: Lesley Selander

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Keith Larsen, Tom Tully

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Elephant Walk

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Dana Andrews, Peter Finch, Abraham Sofaer

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Witness to Murder

Directed by: Roy Rowland

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, George Sanders, Gary Merrill, Jesse White

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Rails Into Laramie

Directed by: Jesse Hibbs

Starring: John Payne, Mari Blanchard, Dan Duryea, Joyce Mackenzie

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Carnival Story

Directed by: Kurt Neumann

Starring: Anne Baxter, Steve Cochran, Lyle Bettger, George Nader

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Lone Wolf

Starring: Louis Hayward

Country: United States

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That's My Boy

Directed by: Sean Anders

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Art Linkletter and the Kids

Directed by: Maxwell Shane

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Directed by: Franco Amurri

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Starring: Preston Foster, Douglas Dick

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 April 1954 ?

  • USA- National High Five Day
  • Blessed Oda (d. 1158)
  • Saint Victor (d.303)
  • Saint Marcellinus
  • Ridv�n begins at sunset (Bah�'f Faith).
Famous Birthdays:
  • Dagmar Seidel: German astrologer, living in Lübeck where she runs her counseling practice since 2011.
  • Mieke Vogels: Belgian politician, a member of the environmentalist party Groen!.
  • Gilles Lupien: Canadian ice hockey player and agent.
  • Myles Munroe: Bahamian pastor and author (d. 2014).
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  • Golden Apple opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 125 performances

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on April 20, 1954 - Geocentric view

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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1954 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Jilted - Teresa Brewer
  2. If You Love Me (Really Love Me) - Kay Starr
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. The Stargazers - I See The Moon
  2. Doris Day - Secret Love
  3. The Happy Wanderer - Obernkirchen Children's Choir
  4. Such A Night - Johnnie Ray
  5. Changing Partners - Kay Starr


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The High And The Mighty

By: Ernest K. Gann

A novel of drama and suspense exposes the innermost thoughts of 20 passengers on an ill-fated flight

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The Desperate Hours

By: Joseph Hayes

A Play, base on the novel of the same name. The story of a prison escape set in Indiana. Book includes set designs, lighting instructions, etc.

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Rainbow On The Road

By: Esther Forbes

First printing in VG+ condition. Shelf wear at the base of the spine and the bottoms of the boards. Small bumps to the outer tips. Name written on the upper right corner of the front fly.

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Fire In The Ashes

By: Theodore Harold White

This is the story of a new Europe rising from the ashes of despair - and of America's great adventure as leader of the Western world.

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